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Justin B. Hollander, PhD (USA)

Justin B. Hollander, PhD (USA)

Justin B. Hollander, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He is an internationally renowned expert on the planning and design of human settlements, having written four books and over 50 journal articles, book chapters, and essays.

His research on human perception of the built environment and techniques for managing community change have been supported by numerous government agencies and private foundations and his urban planning and design work has received awards from a variety of local, state, and national organizations. At Tufts, Professor Hollander teaches graduate courses on the history of urbanization and early colonization, as well as the theories of community design.   

Professor Hollander holds a PhD in Planning and Public Policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Tufts University and a Master's Degree in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

"My own research into how we can best plan and design human settlements on Earth translates well into the bold and ambitious aim of colonizing Mars. I hope to bring my expertise and experience to support the Mars One team as they consider the key physical, spatial, and social challenges that any new community presents."

Photo credit: Matthew Healey/Tufts University

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